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The Dead Live at Greensboro Coliseum on 2009-04-12

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The Dead Live at Greensboro Coliseum on 2009-04-12

Set 1:

01. The Music Never Stopped>
02. Jack Straw
03. Estimated Prophet>
04. He's Gone>
05. Touch Of Grey>
06. I Need A Miracle>
07. Truckin'

Set 2:

01. Jam> Shakedown Street>
02. All Along The Watchtower>
03. Caution>
04. Drums> Space>
05. Cosmic Charlie>
06. New Potato Caboose>
07. Help On The Way> Slipknot!> Franklin's Tower
08. Encore: Samson And Delilah

Collection TheDead
Band/Artist The Dead
Venue Greensboro Coliseum
Location Greensboro, NC

Source Josephson C42mp (NOS) > V3 > Korg MR-1000 (wsd 2.8 mHz)
Lineage MR-1000 > PC > Audiogate > FLAC v1.2.1 (L6) as build in TLH v2.4.1 (Build 160)
Taped by Daniel Kopp
Transferred by Daniel Kopp


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Reviewer: demora - favoritefavorite - April 16, 2011
Subject: Not their best
I have been pleasantly surprised by stellar Dead / Further / Phil and Friends shows. Listening to Estimated here was painful. Truly painful. Miracle felt tentative. Just a bad night for Bobby.

However, there are many great nights and it's wonderful that the Dead continue to tour. Not every show will be a great one.
Reviewer: hippielove420 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 8, 2010
Subject: How dare you!!!
listened to some of the show and it was good but how dare any of you say this is shit and they shouldnt be touring if you really love jerry then youd realized he would want them to keep playing he wasnt the grateful dead but he was a huge part of them (HES GOD!!!) haha but these guys are still damn good musicians and i feel like sit i still havent seen furthur or phuil lesh and friends etc jerry is still here in spirit and every show we see of the remauining members or cover bands he is still there and we need to embrace it
Reviewer: Old&InScarletFire - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 23, 2010
Subject: Only I turned bad
let's all be thankful that our beloved band continues on. Yes we all miss Jerry on stage, but hell they could've pulled a blind melon and had a shitty singer "replace" jerry instead they had a slight name change and pressed forward playing in my opinion some of the best shows that you can see today. "Grate" show, good sound, thank you for posting this slice of ear ecstasy.
Reviewer: NCStephen - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 12, 2009
Subject: An amazing evening with The Dead
Row 22 center! Great show.
No, make that Awesome show!
From the parking lot scene, to the setlist antisipation flowing like lava through the veins of most if not all the heads there that night.
The whole place was in a dancing frenzy...

****To all the critics of this show or this tour****
Yes Jerry is missed, and having been to 100's of east coast and west coast shows, (my 1st show was spectrum spring of 1981) I miss the unique vocals and even more the "candy-dropplet peaking beautiful guitar tones" from Garcia also.)) - However!
"News Flash" - Jerry Did way too many drugs and lived an unhealthy short life.
Also, For 14 years the rest of the guys from GD have been playing and Jamming out for us.
I give them alot of credit and really appreciate Phil, Bobby, Mickey, and Bill for that.


Lets cross our fingers for another tour like this one.########
Reviewer: dalilama1! - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 18, 2009
Subject: Endless Possibilities
This is the beginning of the continuation of what a few guys enlightened enough started. Thank you tapers; AND thank you people for keeping this movement thriving and vital. Great recording.

P.S. Jerry WAS THERE, and he loved it!
Reviewer: |iquidZip - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 12, 2009
Subject: Smokin' Show
First show of the tour, very tight. Warren ripped it up in ways that put Bobby in the back seat for once. Watchtower rippin' - Phil on Caboose intro solid and loaded.. I took my 17th month old son and Thanks to the kind sister who gave us ear wax for the lil guy. Hope your daughter enjoyed the Peltors. Kind lot scene yummy Jerry Rolls. No2 sux.
Reviewer: Vic tor ia - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 22, 2009
Subject: Great Show
"The Hells Angels Rule"
agreed, you are an idiot.
It sucks Jerry is gone, but doesn't mean the other members can't play, they are all talented as well. Like they said, u should stay home if you don't like it
Reviewer: mayneman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 8, 2009
Subject: Hey Hell Angels Rule!!
I agree with you somewhat, Thr band will never be as good as when Jerry was there, you gotta admit that they are still hot though!!
Jerry was too cool and an awesome musician and guitarist, he was also a Biker as well....the only one in the band to my knowledge. I met him at a gig for the band Mountain in Lake George, NY at an Americaid rally in 1994, he blended in well as a biker and most people had no idea who the hell he was! He won a raffle ticket that allowed you to remove the winner to the wet T-shirt contest's shirt, he did it with his teeth! A TRUE BIKER!!
Reviewer: midnightfluff - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 2, 2009
Subject: Great Night of Excellent Music...
...played by amazing people. First off, all the overtly critical people just need to stay the fuck home. What do you want from these guys? Cosmic Charlie and New Potato are being played by the Grateful Dead in 2009. Nothing wrong with that! I'm not saying that some nights/moments aren't better than others, but these people giving poor reviews clearly don't understand what it means to be a musician. Sometimes it takes a minute to get things going. That being said, this show was balls out from the get go. The Dead sound as good as ever to me and I feel extremely lucky that they're out here playing for us. This was a fantastic show. The haters clearly have never picked up a musical instrument and simply don't understand how special this show really was. Its called "dynamics" and the Dead have mastered the approach. If you need your head blown off, go catch AC/DC. The heavy critics are really missing the point of this whole thing. The greatest thing about the Dead is that they are truly a "human" band, displaying moments off inspiration, fearlessness, ambition and excellence, with an occasional boo boo, warts and all. This is a beautiful band.
Reviewer: mund567 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 21, 2009
Subject: Dear "The Hells Angels Rule"
First off, they dont rule.
Secondly, you're an idiot. if you think all there was to the Grateful Dead was Jerry Garcia then you are sadly mistaken.
great show. great tour.
Reviewer: The Hell's Angels Rule! - favorite - April 21, 2009
Subject: FACE IT
Reviewer: wtp024 - favoritefavorite - April 20, 2009
Subject: agree with the critics
although it is great to have them back and playing... and to have new shows to listen to, i have to agree with kochman and msg81. There are some highlites to this show, but it does not stand out for me.... Also, i haven't seen DR.FLASHBACK... review it yet!!
Reviewer: Arsenal Rich - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 20, 2009
Subject: Happy to Be Alive
This recording sound real good to me. I don't have a very good system to listen to right now.

The show itself was a 3 out of 5 at best. I don't give the boys any breaks for being "rusty" or "old". I just think they lacked a bit of drive on the night. WH was holding back. I was worried about him being to much. Careful what you wish for. He was, on the night, not enough.

I felt some serious emotion during Jack Straw. I like the He's Gone early in the show and tour. Time for everyone to grieve one last time and move forward.

The lot was a ton of fun. Many nice folks including the folks working ON EASTER! Can we please kick the N2O folks off the lot!!!

I am happy I was there and very happy to have you hard working Heads providing this site and recordings.
Reviewer: GratefulfortheDead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 19, 2009
I am only 22 and never got to see the dead in any form, so when the opportunity came to go to greensboro I had to be there. First of all, the lot area was like tripping back to the home I've been looking for forever.
The lot was unlike any festival or jam scene I have ever experienced. Someone said it right, the dead rose on easter and so did a spirit thats been missing for so long...
The first set was great, with a chill, but fire attitude to it including a bunch of great songs and good natural feeling jamming.
The psychedelic first half of the 2nd set was absolutely nasty. It was so diverse and just took me through a range of indescribable sounds. It was as if the dead never stopped and just evolved and intertwined the most advanced electronic and other new musical technology.
I was totally and utterly impressed, maybe its because I have never seen the dead, but I have seen many many shows and this was THE BEST SHOW I HAVE EVER BEEN TO!. Unreal jamming, some of the best I've ever heard, grateful dead included.
Thank you Billy, Mickey, Phil, Warren, Bob, and Jeff for an amazing show! and Thank you tapers for providing me with your high quality recording of this amazing show (along w/ the other dead shows)so quickly.
Reviewer: gnorris12 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 19, 2009
Subject: True Love
I'd just like to say that my birthday was April 12th, and I went to that show, and fought my way to the center of the front row. Ya, thats right, front row center, VIP, and I'll tell you, I was 100% sober for the entire show, and I've never seen a better one! Granted, I'm sure the Dead really hit back in the day, but considering my young age I never got the blessed opportunity of seeing them when they were still the Grateful Dead. If only, if only. But considering that Jerry's gone, age and health certainly aren't playing to their advantage, and the simple fact that trying to recreate magic that once was is NEVER an easy task, the boys did a FANTASTIC job. I could have never been happier to be anywhere else but there on my birthday, with my phamily, the bretheren of the Dead, and, all at once, in the same place, the Legends that I was priveleged enough to share a roof with.
Reviewer: kochman - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 17, 2009
Subject: 94-95 type show
This is the quality of an average 94-95 show, those putting 4 and 5 stars for these shows are clearly delusional. 5 stars? So what are 11/11/73, 5/8/77, 9/15/85 and 3/29/90? 10 stars each?
Reviewer: DeadHeadDave90 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 16, 2009
Subject: The First of MANY!
I'll see you at Rothbury!
Reviewer: banksmc311 - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 16, 2009
Subject: holding back
I attended the show and was in the balcony sections. The sound up-top left a bit to be desired. Phil's bass just didn't hit with enough punch, and I could barely feel his bombs, if at all. Maybe my fault for having a nosebleed seat ticket ... I do wonder how the sound was in the bottom bowl of the arena.

With that said, I have listened to the audience copy on here and the soundboard copy via a bought download on

The playing tonight, I think, is a bit subdued. It seems as if the boys are a bit rusty in spots, which is to be expected; but it also seems as if Warren is holding back for a lot of the show, careful in his new role. It seems as if he didn't step out front too much and try to blow the roof of the sucker, although I think the second night in D.C. he is a bit more free in his playing. I think some of it may have to do with seeing that the fanbase supports him and is behind him. With that said, I think he is doing a wonderful job handling the Dead tunes, and from watching him on stage it seems as if he is quite attentive when he plays and very respectful. Excellent contribution.

It seems from the first night to the second that the boys picked up steam. I can only guess what the rest of the tour will hold, and I look forward to catching the new uploads on archive every couple days. Big thanks to all involved in bringing the road to my home.
Reviewer: jtaylor365 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 16, 2009
Subject: Great Show; bring your spacesuit!
i was there, Great show! I was very impressed with the band this night, they played surprisingly well considering the 5 year break and were hitting their stride with unique jams on every song. The first set was incredible TMNS was the perfect opener and the estimated>he's gone>touch was fantastic!
The second set started with a moster shakedown coming in at 25 minnutes long (longest ive evr heard of!), then the boys fired up the spaceship and the collisium lifted off into the deepest depths of outer space! Serriously, I have seen a ton of shows ad this one was by far the most out-there spacey shit Ive ever seen and i loved it, but i would understand if someone elese didn't dig it (maybe they were sober or just not into spacy jams). The caution ended with about 8 minnutes of spacey jamming then the drums>space>cosmic>new potato was pure pshchedalia at it's wierdest and best! The band came back to reality (a little) with a rocking help>slip>franklins that had the whole place jumping and singing. Add a nice sampson encore and you got a fantastic show and great opener for what is shaping up to be an epic tour!
my only complaint is I felt that Warren was holding back a little and could have been a little more asertive with his lead line, at times it seamed that he would take a play off and let the rest of the band jam before coming in with the lead. Hopefully Warren will gain some more confidence and fluidity with the boys and step up a little more and take control of the jams. Then again maybe bob and phil want it this way with warren following and not leading IDK?
Bottom line: Great show DL now!
Reviewer: Grateful Wailer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 15, 2009
Subject: What the duece critics???
For a following that's noted for being open minded and liberal , there sure are a lot of stiff conservative criticisms going around...unfounded and undeserved in my opinion. Keep up the good work boys and see you for two great nights in Philly-- bringing down the Spectrum!!
Reviewer: kizzy73 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 15, 2009
Subject: Nothin left to do but smile smile smile!!!!!
this sounds fantastic, Shakedown was a little shaky but other then that.. fantastic..He's Gone gave me chills.. Cant wait for Worcester
Reviewer: gravyf - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 15, 2009
Subject: greensboro show
I am glad to hear some honest feedback. The fact of the matter is, they really needed someone to step up and lead. I thought after all of Bobbys showboating over the years, he would have no trouble with this role. I was wrong. I also thought Warren held back alot of what he is capable of. He never really ripped it. There was so much teasing meandering jamming that never went anywhere. I also was surprised when Bobby struggled with the lyrics on He's Gone. At first I thought he just forgot, but now I think he might have been too emotional to get them out. I thought it was very interesting that the audience seemed to realize they needed to be led and almost took over at times during the show. I think they are going to tighten up the more they play. I enjoyed the show and the parking lot scene was GREAT. It was just a little rough around the edges, with the main problem being no leadership or direction
Reviewer: Grethko - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 15, 2009
Subject: Great
Ah. This was great. I have video of everything in the verizon center from the acoustic onward, It'l be on the tour page in the next day or so. Drums was great there. Estimated Prophet is great in here. Its all good.
Reviewer: smiley3 - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 15, 2009
Subject: How about Verizon last night
loved the show...anyone got Verizon on here yet...I was listening this morning and it cut off and disappeared, wondering if Tipper Gore sensored it
Reviewer: Loser_Boy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 15, 2009
Subject: Spirt of the Dead Lives
I didn't attend this show on the tour. However, I plan on catching up later on down the line. Just wanted to say that I think the fact The Dead is putting their shows on the internet archive is a testament to the values of what Jerry would have wanted. Thanks to the band, taper, and management for making such a wise decision. I truly think if the band had changed their philosophy on taping for this tour people would have became skeptical. Our love will not fade away. Peace
Reviewer: verylazylightning - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 15, 2009
Subject: Surprisingly Good
I'm very suspicious of post-Dead material, though, in fairness, there's more than just a sprinkling of creditable stuff. Against that, there's years of Phil-band floundering and outrageously poor Weir material.
This has sophistication and a strong commitment
to Dead-based musical underpinnings. Weir, who
is a MAGNIFICENT rhythm guitarist, nevertheless
seems to rapidly get lost without the immediate
physical guidance of a Lesh/Garcia/Hart.
It's still far secondary to prime-time Dead, but
a good harbinger of what awaits if these guys stick to it.....
Reviewer: olympiaroad - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 15, 2009
Subject: yeah, it's them
I didn't go but I'm about to exit "New Potato Caboose" right now, so I'll write a review. They display that x-factor that is unmistakably GD. I agree: the sentence about the parking lot is worth a thousand words. The first half of the first set is sublime. The Jack Straw reminds me of the mellow one they did in Hartford in 1986. It limps to the ending, but I always liked that anyway! After the first set, I was like, "finally, Bobby is the primary singer and the non-GD member does not sing lead. Oh well, I started to get nervous that WH would sing Potato Caboose with both the songwriter and the original lead singer on the stage next to him. I kind of liked the rotating trio vocals they did in NYC on 3-30 but aside from HSF, they don't employ that here. Seems like Bobby should have Shakedown. Boo hoo. Oh well, they sound good, they sound powerful. Not nearly as aimlessly noodley as they have been previously. Pretty tight actually, (and not in a particularly bad way. Mind you, my favorite shows are 84-85 shows; I'm not a task master for "tight" with the GD. Those drums! That makes all the difference. Great keyboards, would have been their best ever maybe....Can't wait for Worcester! The first two night run! Spring tour!
Reviewer: phishingbart - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 15, 2009
Subject: Cant beleve this
The DEAD on the Archive, man Cant wait to see the Buffalo show. Downloading the shows are fun cant wait to hear this show. The first two tracks sound good Phil will always have that fuzz tipe sound on the bass that I love. Jam on Boys.
Reviewer: scottlovett - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2009
Subject: WALSTIB
So great to hear a 'hot' tape from a recent show!!!
I am listening w/ nice speakers on my PC: I keep thinking I hear ppl talking behind me or to the side and then I realize it's the recording of the GSO Show!!!! It's the ppl in the audience!!! VERY NICE TAPE DANIEL!!!!!
I am only 2 hrs away from GSO but have been unemployed for some time and can't afford the tix prcies at the shows I WOULD HAVE GONE TO OTHERWISE!!!
Reviewer: Matty Kid - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2009
Subject: Pretty Good Show
The first set was awesome. Sounded really good and the highlights were
music never stopped, he's gone and touch of grey. That is pretty much where it ended. Shakedown was a solid opener for the 2nd set, and All along the watchtower was strong but it went downhill from there. The 2nd set was a drain and they didn't sound good at all. They pretty much sucked out all of the energy from the crowd.
They were out of sync and the jams were forced and did'nt flow. They
salvaged it with franklins but it felt as though it was almost too lte.
Reviewer: Bill74 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2009
Subject: Great show...
Thanks so much to the tapers for getting this up, and so quickly. I was at this show, and really enjoyed it. The 1st time I saw the GD was in '88, and even though in my opinion, no other Dead offshoot compares seeing Bob, Phil, Bill, and Mickey together, I definitely came in a little skeptical. There was lots of energy, and it was well played. I think they will only improve together as the tour goes on. However, even though I think Warren is great, his lead is a little tentative still. I think I expected more since he's had some time with them already, including '04. His vocals are great for Jerry's songs, though. My one other criticism is that Bob needs to stop fooling with the way he sings some of his songs (long breaks in between verses of Estimated, for example). Overall, great show. I also loved the use of the keyboard. The Help/Slip/Franklins is very 1975 sounding...nice nod to the era. The rest of the tour should be VERY interesting.
Reviewer: UncleSam0420 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2009
Subject: GOOD SHIT...
this show was tight. the entire coliseum was alive. btw, who gives a damn about what lil mistakes they made on stage. they're the dead, they can do anything they want. like dude posted earlier it's about the music and bringing people together. i'll never forget that night. i'm honored to have spent that evening the with all the lovely people.ONE LOVE.
Reviewer: gregulator - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2009
Subject: teases
thought I heard "milestones" rythem/quotes during and through "caution". Also, after finishing caution just before it started getting spacey, I thought I heard "8 miles high" quote from Warren. I am looking foward to both of these if they decide to dust 'em off. Not to mention the Keep on Growin, shine on you crazy diamond, and after midnight, to name a few. With Warren its all possible. Oh yeah, all the beatles tunes he sings as well(strawberry fields,lsdiamonds, walrus, tmknows,she said, etc.
Reviewer: sopestash - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2009
Subject: Nice
I flew down from Connecticut to catch this show, and it was well worth it. The sun was shinning and lot was great in Greensboro. They let anyone vend and basically get as freaked as they wanted. Much different then the Northeast where vending can be tight. The first set was a block buster with an unexpected Estimated that was well played. The boys missed a few changes but the boys seemed to be enjoying themselves. Good to see Phil had the "lightsaber" which he debuted at the Nokia run all lit up the first set. The stage set up is also nice, with a good sized eye shaped light rig above the stage with some good projecting effects into the crowd.
2nd set started nice with Warren finally stepping up and taking the lead. I'm usually not a huge fan of Watchtower with Bobby on lead, but Warren changed up the pacing and really ripped it. I was hoping the drum/space would be short or not at all, but alas I can only wish. Seemed to really suck the energy out of the 2nd set that really only picked up at the transition from Potato into the Help/slip/ Franks. Samson encore was a nice ending.
Overall a great show start the tour. Can't wait to see what else the boys bring out up east!

PS thanks for the quick post, didn't think we would get these on archive.
Reviewer: dellsweig - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2009
Subject: see you in albany!!!
Well - I gave the low rating for the audio quaility - I know its an AUD.

Really nice setlist - as good as any. Nice touch too - Sunday Nite encore - Sampson. Also nice touch - Music Never Stopped.

We need a SB!! What ever happened to "once the sound leaves our speakers its yours"
Reviewer: wende - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2009
Subject: rockin good time
First of all, get off Bobby & Warren. When didn't Jerry forget the lyrics!! And as for you think The Grateful Dead got it perfect from the f***ing start?!!! I WAS THERE. For those of you who ONLY got to listen you don't know. The show is soooo much more than the music. Its the WHOLE scene. The people, the love, the kindness of total strangers. It was FABULOUS!! The band rocked. Wish I was going to DC tonight. Obama is going to sitting in with Warren :)
Reviewer: Ole Uncle John - favoritefavorite - April 14, 2009
Subject: I lasted three songs.
Then retreated to GD section of Archive.They sound like a local jam band, not bad but aimless. Warren can't lead these guys, Bobby can't remember lyrics, Mickey continues to over play as he has since 75.
I'm sure these shows are lots of fun, especially if you missed out on The Grateful Dead, but I'll pass.
Reviewer: MattMan_video - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2009
Subject: 21st Century Dead
Sometimes you can never please a critic.
I'm not one of those. The music is choice. Not sure what MSG81 was having issue with, but Bobby is actually ripping it up this time around. Enjoy the music folks!
Reviewer: gruUbic - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2009
Subject: The Dead - 4/12/09
A lot of times I dont know what the heck Archive is doing. This is another one of those times...

signed in
found this show -- listed the entire set -
I listened to the Music --- but it stopped
I commented --
but it didnt post --
I logged out --
I logged back in --
Now only the second set is now listed...

oh, and my original post is gone!

I feel like I'm back postin in 2003 on Archive when no one on this site had a clue how to work it...


And finally -- 1.5 hrs into this attempt to play tunes, comment, download --- I hear it...(btw the download speed is a ridiculously slow 40 kbps)

Thank you, either way --
(Now let's see if THIS post goes up)

whatever --- it's an aud tape --- and not super crisp either
but its tastier than nada...
and Cosmic Charlie is the BOMB

Lookin forward to Worcester...

There is NUTHING like a g*d damn Grateful DEAD show...
Reviewer: MSG81 - favoritefavorite - April 14, 2009
Subject: outside looking in
With great anticipation I am listening to the stream of the show....wondering how Warren wlll fit in, and what relationship he and the band hope to develop. He is a great guitar player and musician, that in my mind, has taken on an incredible commitment. Halfway through this show, I am severely disappointed primarily in Bob's performance and his apparent lack of preparation. Weir's indulgence and indifference to the music is inexcusable. I can understand voice or instrumental adjustments as a result of time, or poor symbiosis due to limited time playing together. What excuse can there be for not knowing most of the lyrics, and if necessary using an aide to get it right?

I cant expect this to resemble a band worth enjoying if all the musicians (especially founding members) cant dedicate themselves to the listeners. So far it is an embarrassment, and an insult not just to the fans hoping to relive a fresh morphism of what was once an outstanding musical experience, but to the rest of band. Sorry, Warren, you are a huge asset but have been put in a less than ideal situation. Bob needs to get his shit together before this can be taken seriously.
Reviewer: BobP1339 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2009
Subject: WELCOME BACK!!!!
This show was awesome!!! I was a little worried about it being just a Bob jam, especially when it started off with 3 Bob tunes... but wow, they blew my mind the entire 4 hours... Space into Cosmic Charlie was awesome!!!

WH did a great job of not replacing Jerry, but skillfully playing homage to him!

Great Sound!!! Thanks for the upload!
Reviewer: brodisattva - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2009
Subject: The Dead Never Stopped
what an amazing show, and for us lookin to catch up with this tour soon, what an appetizer! glad to hear the vibes were beautiful, glad to hear this show. warren is totally channelin some of jerry in these performances. you can hear the respect in his tone. excellent show. sounds like this is gonna be a hell of a tour!
Reviewer: mhughey - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2009
Subject: Great show. Great capture.
The 4 words in title really says what needs saying. This is a worthy download. The feel of the show and the scene was that of long ago Grateful Dead shows infused with fresh vitality and hope. Many thanks to the band for coming back to us and to Daniel Kopp for his fine capture and light-speed share.

See a show, folks. It's worth the trip.
Reviewer: jcthompson00 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2009
Subject: Keep it coming!!!
Went to the show feeling like everyone else about WH and which direction was next for the Dead. Wonder now more, everyone kicked it old school and with precision not heard before. This is "The Dead". Looking forward to hearing more great jamming from the spring tour.
"smile, smile, smile"
Reviewer: gratefuleric - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2009
Subject: Give Warren Time!
I really liked this show! All that rehearsing i guess really paid off. They need to give Warren more time with the band, some of his wah wah solos were so crunchy i was diggin em. Look at the killer setlists too. See you all in hartford (damn cannot wait they're gonna be really practiced)
Reviewer: ascheylus - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2009
Subject: Awesome!
For anyone who saw Phil absolutely bitchslap Rothbury last year, you will know when I say that the Dead ain't dead.. far from it.. can't wait for tour next week! And for all you haters.. Sorry to see that you will miss out on it. So thankful to hear the boys jammin the hell out. My only complaint is that I would prefer Jackie Green to Warren Haynes.
Reviewer: darkstar00001971 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2009
Subject: Yes but
Yes the show was great, almost 14 years since the last one, points for that. JS, HG were great. But MNS, tentative, they didn't really start to groove until JS. The rest of the first set was great. Second set, same type of start, I thought shakedown was OK but not great. They salvaged it with help-slip-franklin and the SD encore! Overall, how could you not love the return and about 3.5 hours worth. WH actually did a good job, I was nervous for him and felt tentative about him standing where JG did. But he did it proud.
Reviewer: - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2009
Subject: Beyond expectations
The boys wrecked Greensboro last night!! Anyone expecting to see the Grateful Dead is sorely mistaken. That's like going to see Dark Star and expecting to see Jerry. This was The Dead and The Dead played well beyond most expectations. I didn't expect to walk out raving the way I did... I really didn't.

Looks like the time rehearsing was put to good use. What I saw/heard was Billy, Mickey and Phil on fire. Bobby seemed to hand the reins over to the rhythm section early on while lettng Warren do what he needed to shut critics up about the decision to bring him along on the tour... including myself. He stepped up to the mic like a champ. I got a kick out of the looks he was giving Bobby... as if to say "am I doing good Bobby?" Pretty much like Jackie does with Phil. I wouldn't be surprised if one of the next shows sees Bobby handing the reigns over to Warren with a night of Jerry material. Haha... Warren singing Peggy-O should be interesting. After last night I think he can pull it off w/o upsetting too many traditionalists.

imo excellent first set to a first show in years. Touch was a treat since my wife wasn't able to make the show.. that's "her song".

We're blessed to have this recording... good quality and being aud. those that weren't in the coliseum get a good idea of the crowd's enthusiasm. During Touch we were on point with the lyrics weren't we? Good job everyone :) The forest of mic stands behind the board and seeing this show up so quickly on the Archive, in addition to what I experienced from The Dead, and the venue (little security, water carts and affordable beer inside), has me convinced that The Dead are telling us that they are Grateful to be back. And for the $20 lower level miracle I am grateful back.

Shakedown Street> All Along The Watchtower has to be a highlight for me, Space > Drums > Charlie was about as good as it gets. Help On The Way> Slipknot!> Franklin's Tower had me questioning as I dashed to The Mantras After Party at The Blind Tiger (also sold out and off the charts)... "What just happened in Greensboro Coliseum tonight?" Much love and thanks to everyone involved with last nights show and this recording... thanks to the band, crew, venue, tapers, and crowd. Because of all of you my show was a solid A. If you hold tickets later in the tour and are not yet excited about the show or expect watered down Dead... take a listen and get ready to smile, smile, smile.
Reviewer: sueinphilly - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2009
Subject: thank GOD for the Dead
Did anyone else find it ironic that their tour started on the day of the resurrection, the day the DEAD rose up.

Not the best at what they do, but by GOD they are still doing it after 45 YEARS.

200 years from now (and beyond) this music will be listened to and appreciated.

THANK YOU Bob, Phil, Mickey and Bill for coming together again for the faithful. We will NEVER stop worshipping at the Church of Grateful Dead.

Simply the BEST band to every grace the planet EARTH

The Music Never Stopped and it NEVER WILL in our hearts.

I feel so blessed to be able to still be able to go see this band. After Jerry died, I thought that was the end. I have never been so glad to be WRONG.
Reviewer: robertm - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2009
Listening to this almost brought me to tears, sooo many memories came flooding back, when one of the other reviews mentioned the "parking lot"

I was back in time , sometimes, no all thetime half the fun was the "parking lot" this is before it got all tooo crazy, pre 1987.

Beautiful , just beautiful...I have to wait until Mt. View the Deads home & by then the magic will be at full force.
Reviewer: johnknee - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2009
Subject: nice recording
The recording here is quite good. Well balanced. 4-ish stars.

Is it me or does Weir sort of half sing some of these songs? How about just roaring through this stuff. Where is the 6-headed monster we all love so much? (Note: It need not be like the "good ol' days" to kick our asses).
Reviewer: cuhl0 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2009
Subject: My First Dead Show!
Wow. What an amazing show. It was so much fun and I am glad that I finally got to see and experience the Dead. And get to see them four more times! Just wish I could have seen Jerry. However, I am grateful for what I have... Thanks for posting the show.

Will and Paul from Savannah GA, it was sweet partying with you. Thanks again. We should definitly meet up for another show.

Reviewer: FourBlownWinds - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2009
Subject: Epiccity
K well first off it isnt the GD, so you can't say it was bad show for them. It was a great show for The Dead, that surpassed every expectation that I had for a reunion/tour opener of theirs. First set is rediculous, great versions of every song. I love the second set. Shakedown was awesome, with a new twist to it. Drums into space was one of the most mind blowing/conciense expanding pieces of music i've ever seen/heard. My fav part of the show was the Help>slipknot>Franklins. Warren Haynes had everybody under his spell last night, and proves that he is best guitarist of this genre of music today. Great show, the best I have ever been to so far
Reviewer: dchapple - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2009
Subject: happy happy happy
i am so fucking happy!
Reviewer: parsonsgoggles - favorite - April 13, 2009
Subject: Not so great
The recording is great, show is sub par for the GD
Reviewer: pjcenedella - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2009
Subject: Brent-esque?
Jack Straw...during the first and second anyone else hearing Warren sound a little bit like Brent? I'm liking it...

Can't wait for Buffalo!!!
Reviewer: bigbeahner - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2009
Subject: Sounds good so far.
Thanks for getting this out to us Daniel.

Great sound, I like the smoothness of what I have listened to in set one...

Not going to make any of these shows so this is all I have, well and digi downloads...
Reviewer: garquia - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2009
Subject: Wow
Thanks to the Taper for the recording and the quick upload. They sound hot! I was really surprised. Warren is paying a lot of respect to Jerry's style and guitar lines. The spirit of The Band lives on. They continue to take you on that magical journey. I was really impressed and wasn't planning on being impressed or moved.
Reviewer: hrca8791 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2009
Subject: Thanks for posting!
Hey Dani, I should of known you were responsible for this show. I forgot you were going until I got on the archive. Only been able to listen to the first couple songs while at work but it sounds great so far.
Reviewer: doughkneez - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2009
Subject: Thank you
It is very kind of The Dead to allow us the change to hear this show in record time!!!!!!Thank u to the taper and I cant wait till Buffalo....hope to see many kind faces at the show!!!!!!
Reviewer: mhlsr1 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2009
Subject: Thanks, but...
Thanks for the quick upload, sounds good. Just wondering what happened between Miracle and Truckin' with the big cut?, otherwise thanks.
Reviewer: BoPs - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2009
Subject: amazing!!
theeeeeyyyy'rrreeee baaaaaccck!!!!
amazing show . . amazing sound .. and the upload to the archive i think was a record!! thanks so much for taping and sharing! and if anyone has any 2003 or 2004 "the dead" shows that aren't on the archive, start uploading! lets fill it up!!
Reviewer: cosmikdead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2009
Subject: I'm in
Sound is great... No matter what it great to hear the boys back to playing. THANK YOU TAPER
Reviewer: johnny shell - - April 13, 2009
Subject: wow, thanks taper
gosh, to think about what I used to go through just to get the setlists for the shows back when the Dead were still Grateful.

First there were the magazines like Relix & Duprees Diamond News.

Then later on we got the 900 number - 1 900 RUN DEAD.

Or sometimes I would just head to the local head shop (In Flight in Ann Arbor) who was nice enough to post them on the door.

And that was just to get the setlist, not even the tape!

Now thanks to this taper, I get the whole actual show the following morning.

Thank You!
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